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6. Edward, Sr. OUTLAW was born before 1652 in England, Norfolk Co.. He died in Dec 1714 in VA, Norfolk Co. Edward came to America from England with his brother, Captain John Outlaw,
it is believed around 1665-7. He and his brother were related in court
records in 1668 as having been arrested and convicted of illegally killing
a steer. Only John was fined for the offense, so it is believed that
Edward was still under legal age at that time.

The Will of Edward Outlaw:

In the name of God, amen, the 19th day of December, 1713

I, Edward Outlaw, being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks
be to Almighty God, and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of
this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it
shall please God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my
last Will and Testament in manner and from following: first being penitent
and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past and humbly desiring
forgiveness for the same do give and commit my soul unto Almighty God my
Saviour and Redeemer in whom and by merit of Jesus Christ I trust and
believe assuredly to be saved and to have remission and forgiveness for
all my sins and that my soul with my body at the General Resurrection
shall rise again with joy through Jesus Christ and pass on and possess and
inherit the Kingdon of Heaven prepared for his Elect and Chosen: my body
to be buried in such place as shall please my executor hereafter named and
now for the settling of temporal estate such as goods, chattels and debts
as hath pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I do ordain and
dispose of in manner and form following: revoking by these presents all
testament and testaments will and wills heretofore by me made or declared
aither by word or writing and this to be taken for my last Will and
Testament and none other.

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Eliza the use of my whole estate
lands and living, both withour doors and within during her natural life,
and after her decease I give and bequeath as followeth:

I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Outlaw oine hundred and three acres
of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his
heirs forever--and one negro boy called Cophee and one four gallon
porridge pot.

I give and bequeath unto my son Ralph Outlaw one hindred and two acres of
land beginning at a marked persimmon at the upper end of my orchard and so
running along the old field to two persimmon trees more and from the last
persimmons to run a line to make up the complement--and one negro girl
called Bess to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Bustin and my son Ralph Outlaw
all my household stuff to be equally divided between them excepting the
porridge pot that was given before.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth King one negro woman called
Diana and her increase forever.

I do therefore ordain and constitute my two sons Edward and Ralph to be my
whole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament. I therefore
give unto my two executors all my stock and tools. In withness whereof I
have hereto set my hand and seal this 19th day of December, 1713.

EDWARD OUTLAW & SealeEdward Outlaw, First, of Elizabeth Parish, Lower Norfolk, Virginia, was a Mariner, and purchased (jointly with Dennis Ashley) from Francis Thelaball and wife, Sarah, in 1678, 300 acres of land called Beach Ridge, at the head of the Western branch of Elizabeth River in said County. In 1682, they were granted by Sir Henry Chickeley, His Majesty's Deputy Governor, 256 acres adjoining that they had brought from Thelaball, said land being "due them by and for the transportation of
five persons & C". His Will is in the records for said county at Portsmouth, dated 19 December 1713 and probated 17 December 1714, apparently written and signed by himself

Edward was born in County Norfolk, England, circa 1652 and came to Norfolk, County, Virginia, with his brother, Captain John Outlaw. Edward doubtless owed a great deal to his elder brother, Captain John, but John may have been a bad influence
on him and got him into trouble with the law on at least two occasions: (1) engaged him and another minor to help him unlawfully kill a steer, and (2) failure to do his share in keeping up the public roads in his area.

from Outlaw Genealogy by Albert Timothy Outlaw (1930)

second edition and supplement by Abner Henry Outlaw

Greensboro, North Carolina (1972) pages 15 - 17

Executors: Edward Outlaw and Ralph Outlaw

Witnesses: John Freeman, Richard Woodin and Francis Harlowin

Signed: Edward Outlaw

Brief Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills, 1710 - 1753

by Charles Fleming McIntosh, B.L. Published by The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia (1922) page 39

Elizabeth DAVENALL (daughter of William DAVENALL and Mary JONES ?) died before 1727. She died about 1727. Records are unclear if her last name was Davenall, or Dafnell. Edward, Sr. OUTLAW and Elizabeth DAVENALL had the following children:

child+7 i. P264
child+8 ii. P218
child+9 iii. P266
child+10 iv. P1712

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